Heather Diack

Heather Diack is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Miami. She writes on modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on photography, visual culture, conceptual practices, and social conflict. She is the author of the award-winning Documents of Doubt: The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2020), co-author of Global Photography: A Critical History (London: Routledge, 2020), and co-editor of photographies (Fall 2017 no. 10.3) Not Just Pictures: Reassessing Critical Models for 1980s Photography. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals including, Visual Studies, History of Photography, Public, and RACAR, as well as in several edited volumes, such as Photography Performing Humor (Leuven University Press, 2019), L’art de Douglas Huebler (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018), Photography and Doubt (Routledge, 2017), and The Public Life of Photographs (MIT Press and Ryerson Image Center, 2016). In 2016 Diack was the Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin. She is currently a Public Voices Fellow of the OpEd Project.


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